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· March, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from March, 2010

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an...

The Virtual Choir: Technology, Collaboration and Music

Composer Eric Whitacre , after seeing a Youtube video of a young soprano singing his song "Sleep" wondered: What if he could get people, regardless of where they were in...

France : Literary blogs and Paris Book Fair

At the Paris Salon du Livre – France's biggest annual book fair, the website atelier des médias (media workshops) hosted by Radio France Internationale (RFI) “flips through the literary blogs...

France/Spain: Blog censorship

The Quemando Iglesias [Burning Churches] blog reports [es] on the forced shut down of the zer egin duzue jonekin [What they did to Jon?], a blog that had gathered support for the investigation...

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Technology and Transparency Worldwide

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.

France: What would you do in The Game of Death?

A controversial French documentary sparked worldwide scandal on March 17 by televising a fake game show in which contestants were willingly led to torture others. Bloggers in France discuss the...

Spain: MyWorld Video Winner tackles unemployment

The BBC's video contest My World Video has come to a close, and from the hundreds of submitted entries, they've selected their winner:  Frederico Teixeira of Samapayo in Spain who...

Translator of the week: Audrey Lambert and her students in France

A faithful volunteer translator for Global Voices in French since 2008, Audrey Lambert is also a pioneer of using Global Voices in the classroom at the Lycée Ozenne in Toulouse,...

E.U.: Debate Over the Euro

Is the euro dead or dying? economist and blogger Dominique Thiébaut asks [Fr] on his blog, Changes et Matières Premières. He weighs the odds a “sarkofranc” or “markel” might succeed the European...

Best of Blogs Awards: Don't forget to vote!

The international Best of Blogs Awards, organized by Deutsche Welle, have entered the final voting phase. You may now vote online until April 14, 2010, for your favorite blog(s) in...

Russia-UK: British troops return to Red Square

Siberian Light questions the recent reports that British troops are to march on Moscow's Red Square for the first time ever on the 9 May Victory Day Parade, illustrating previous...

Japan: Brussels sprout in Kyoto

Photographer and blogger Sigrid, author of one of the most popular Italian gourmet blogs, is in Kyoto. Wonderful pictures of the city and of the delicatessen she has, together with...

Serbia: Diaspora Serb's Musings on “Serbs, Media, Justice and Me!”

A Diaspora Serb's views on collective blame, collective guilt and other relevant issues – at Balkan Anarchist.

Russia: Filipina Babysitter and Moscow Police

English Man in Moscow recounts his family's Filipina babysitter's ordeal with the Russian police.

Bosnia: Gay Dutch Soldiers

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia reacts to retired NATO commander John Sheehan's homophobic comment on the Dutch troops’ performance in Bosnia in 1995: “Regarding the Srebrenica Genocide; there are...

Netherlands: Reaction to US general's gay theory of Srebrenica

Dutch foreign minister, Maxime Verhagen tweeted [nl] in reaction to a claim by a retired US general that “gay soldiers contributed to the Bosnian massacre” in Srebrenica in 1995: “Extremely...

UK: Foreign Office on Ukraine and Belarus

Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about London's “intense interest in what's going on in Ukraine.” Belarus Digest reports that UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband (whose blog is here)...

Bloggers’ opinions about technology and football

Despite the dramatic advances in technology, The International Football Association Board has rejected the introduction of goal-line technology during 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

France: Blogtrotters video blog sheds light on global issues

French collaborative video-blog (Fr) Blogtrotters travels to conflict zones, dictatorships and other hot spots around the world, from Sub-Saharan Africa to Central and Eastern Asia to the Pacific Ocean, and...

U.K.: Fight to Keep Children Out of Immigration Detention Centres

Late last year a group of U.K. citizens launched a campaign to end the detention of children and babies by immigration authorities. Now they're sharing the stories of two of...

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